Bengaluru, India, June 9, 2021: In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the PSU banking sector, Indian Bank and Practo have joined hands to empower the bank’s employees, both existing and former, and their family members with Practo’s signature corporate health and wellness plans during this pandemic. Indian Bank is one of India’s first financial institutions to adopt a digital-first approach in strengthening its employee initiatives amid the COVID-19 crisis, by opting for Practo’s round-the-clock healthcare services.

More than 74,000 present and retired staff members of the bank will benefit from these health plans that provide convenient, affordable, and 24*7 access to high-quality care. From online consultations with verified doctors across 23+ specialties (including General Physician, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry) and preventive health check-ups to meeting pharmaceutical needs and conducting general healthcare sessions, these health plans are specially crafted keeping in mind the demands of working professionals

Siddhartha Nihalani, VP – Product Growth, Practo, said, “Instant access to specialty care from anywhere in the country is the future of healthcare in India. And this partnership with Indian Bank further amplifies Practo’s vision to make quality healthcare affordable for a billion+ citizens. We are happy to associate with Indian bank, as it will help provide timely medical assistance to 2L+ employees and their family members. During the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of organizations opted for Practo’s corporate health and wellness plans, making them an integral part of employee benefits. Supported by a team of more than one lakh doctors, Practo is committed to increasing medical access for more Indians.”

Shri Shenoy Vishwanath V, ED HRM, Indian Bank said, “Employees are our most invaluable resources who are at the centre of our business, driving our vision of delivering excellence in financial services and acting as our brand ambassadors. Amidst this pandemic, it is our duty to stand by our employees, both serving and retired, and their family members, and ensure they have access to quality healthcare from the comfort of their homes. We are looking forward to strengthening our employee welfare measures by opting for this a first-of-its-kind initiative, Practo’s round-the-clock healthcare services. 

This partnership underpins the government’s vision to take the country and its people towards a digital future that fosters greater connectivity and a more efficient healthcare system. By enabling an omnichannel approach to deliver care, more people can be taken into the fold of quality advanced medical care. To successfully drive this initiative and help ensure optimal outcomes, Practo will be closely working with Indian Bank and extend its support through different stages – from onboarding to sharing utilization insights.

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